Space and Place in Electroacoustic Music

The book 'Memory, Space, Sound' has now been published by Intellect Books, including the chapter "Space and Place in Electroacoustic Music" by MTI's James Andean:,id=5241/

Tuesday/Wednesday December 6th/7th: MTI presents Yan Jun!

Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun visits Leicester next week, for two exciting performances - Tuesday December 6th @ Phoenix, and Wednesday December 7th @ MTI!! Utterly unique - not to be missed!!


Tuesday December 6th 2016, 8:30pm, Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester

Legendary Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun is joined by special guests in an evening of provocations, noise, text and collective contortions


“The Laundrette by the Sea … noise occurs when people throw themselves into the sea of machines … noise actually wants to fail … striking out taxonomy and museums and bank deposits …”

Chinese legendary musician and poet Yan Jun is joined by special guests in an evening of provocations, noise, text and collective contortions.

Guests to include Dirty Electronics, John Richards, Neal Spowage, Dushume, Jim Frize, Steve Jones, Max Wainwright, Leigh Landy, et al.

In partnership with Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, DMU, Leicester


Wednesday December 7th 2016, 7:00pm, PACE

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:


Wednesday December 7th 2016, 7pm, PACE

Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun visits MTI! A uniquely thrilling and unpredictable performer, bringing together improvisation, electronics, feedback, site-specific performance/installation, and the body. Not to be missed!

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

MTI presents: Postgraduate Concert

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Wednesday November 30th 2016, 7pm, PACE

An evening of performances by MTI postgraduates.

Works and performances by Emma Margetson, Luigi Marino, Robin Parmar, Sam Topley, & Virginie Viel

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ

Start time 7pm

Free entry

Wednesday Nov. 23: MTI presents - UNDERGRADUATE CONCERT

The next MTI concert is THIS WEDNESDAY - featuring performances by students of 'Sound in Space', 'Performing With Technology', 'Composing With Technology', and 'Creating With Technology'! Sound diffusion, improvisation, feedback, and lots more...

Wednesday November 23rd
PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Concert: Barrier Project workshop students

Friday November 11th there will be a concert by students of the Barrier Project workshop, hosted by MTI guests Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström.

Knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds - should be fascinating!

Performers include Evaldas Jonaitis, Ben Middle, Amit Patel, Emma Sykes, Sam Topley, & David Tucker.

Friday November 11th, 7pm, PACE studio 1, free entry

TONIGHT! MTI student night @ Music Cafe

Tonight, Tuesday November 8th, will be the 2nd MTI student night at the Music Cafe!

It's a great line-up - organised by students, performed by students, for students:

Start time 7pm; 23A New Park Street, Leicester UK

John Richards and Leigh Landy give joint keynotes in the Czech Republic

In October, MTI staff members, John Richards and Leigh Landy had exciting experiences in Central Europe. Landy gave a master class at HAMU, the Prague Academy of Performing Arts and then joined Richards in the Czech Republic’s second city, Brno where Richards was giving a dirty electronics workshop at Praha, Forum for Architecture and Media before they both presented keynotes at the International Musicological Conference at Masaryk University. Richards continued by giving lectures and workshops in Graz, Austria at the FH Joanneum, Department Media & Design; and at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM). During the visit it was agreed that DMU would commence Erasmus+ exchange agreements with both and organise Memoranda of Understanding to collaborate in the areas of research, cultural, staff and student exchange. After their return, Landy was offered a commission by the Czech National Radio for a new radiophonic work based on samples taken from Czech radio programmes to be broadcast in 2017. Richards and the Dirty Electronic Ensemble will return to HAMU in autumn next year.

Concert - MTI presents: Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström (SW)

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2016-17 #LoveInternational concert series presents:

Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

A performance by the Swedish duo of two sound-artists and composers, Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström. A concert with knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds!

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Concert: MTI presents Denis Smalley, Wed. October 26th!

This coming Wednesday, October 26th, MTI is very pleased to present a concert by renowned electroacoustic composer Denis Smalley, presenting some of his most recent works!! Very exciting - not to be missed!

7pm, DMU PACE building. Free entry.

Concerts Autumn 2016

We are very pleased to announce our concert programme for autumn 2016, including concerts by special guests Denis Smalley and Yan Jun! All are welcome, don't miss out!

Music, Technology and Innovation
CONCERTS - Autumn 2016

All concerts 7pm, DMU PACE Building, except where otherwise noted

Wednesday October 12th: Opening Concert
The opening concert of the MTI 2016-17 'Love International' concert series! Featuring recent MTI student highlights, including works & performances by Marinos Æ Giannoukakis, Neal Spowage, Sam Topley, & Virginie Viel.

Wednesday October 26th: Denis Smalley
MTI is VERY proud to offer a very special treat: a concert by one of the most renowned electroacoustic composers in the world, Denis Smalley, in honour of his 70th birthday! A rare and special treat indeed - not to be missed.

Tuesday November 8th: MTI @ Music Cafe
- Music Cafe, New Park St.
MTI students take over the Music Cafe, for an open stage event of wild performances. Student-led, student-run, performed by students, performed for students: DJ's, bands, and everything in between!

Wednesday November 9th: Ann Rosén & Sten-Olof Hellström
HR is a Swedish duo consisting of the two sound-artists and composers Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström that mainly perform composed electroacoustic music. A concert with knitted sensors and textile controllers that bend, stretch and twist the acoustic room as they conjure up strange new sound worlds!

Wednesday November 23rd: Undergraduate Concert
Sound diffusion, improvisation, feedback, and more! Performances by students from MTI courses 'Sound in Space', 'Performing With Technology', and 'Creating With Technology'.

Wednesday November 30th: Postgraduate Concert
Come hear some of the groundbreaking artistic work being produced by MTI postgrads! A whirlwind tour of cutting edge art and research in sound.

Tuesday December 6th: Yan Jun Provocation
- Open Seminar, Phoenix, 20:30
A seminar-cum-provocation by Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun, in advance of his very special performance at MTI the following day.

Wednesday December 7th: Yan Jun

Beijing-based artist, performer and writer Yan Jun visits MTI! A uniquely thrilling and unpredictable performer, bringing together improvisation, electronics, feedback, site-specific performance/installation, and the body. Not to be missed.

'One Knob To Rule Them All' wins Best Paper at NIME 2016

The 'One Knob to Rule Them All' project collaboration between MTI & the University of Newcastle Culture Lab won Best Paper New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2016 - !! Congratulations to John Richards, John Bowers, Amit Patel, Sam Topley, Steve Jones, Jim Frize, Neal Spowage, Tim Shaw, and everyone else involved!

Contemporary Music Review - incl. John Richards & Simon Emmerson

Out now: the latest issue of Contemporary Music Review, on the theme of "Gender, Creativity and Education in Digital Musics and Sound Art" - including two articles from MTI:

John Richards: Shifting Gender in Electronic Music: DIY and Maker Communities

Simon Emmerson: EMAS and Sonic Arts Network (1979–2004): Gender, Governance, Policies, Practice

EMERGENCE - Four Day Sound Art Symposium at De Montfort University

International Sound artists converge in Leicester for lectures, live performances, discussions, and the unexpected

Emergence — it’s that elusive, inexplicable, seemingly magical moment that can occur when two or more people come together to work on a project, discuss an idea or play music together.  At some point a “third voice” may emerge, a result or an idea that no one could have predicted and that no individual could have come up working in isolation.

Emergence will be the unifying theme this September when Craig Vear, Professor of Digital Performance (music) and head of the Performance Research Group along with Simon Smith, former technician for the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC), now with Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, welcome an international line-up of sound artists, educators, and live performers to the campus of De Montfort University for the Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS2016) 7-10 September 2016.

Unique features of this intensive, idea-packed event are to include an improvised conduction performance by the Emergent Ensemble; a 3-D sound immersion lecture/concert in De Montfort University's 20+ speaker DOME; a 3-D film with a live sound track; workshops on ecosystemic composition; collaborations across international and disciplinary borders; and a celebratory club concert featuring live digital and acoustic instruments, vocals and analog synthesis. 

Crossing Borders
The sub-theme of KISS2016 is “crossing borders”, in both the national and disciplinary sense.  Artists, educators, professional performers, sound designers, and researchers from Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the USA will be in Leicester to share their expertise through talks, demonstrations, and live performances.

Spanning a wide range of backgrounds, from academics to sound engineers to professional performers, improvisers and students, the participants share a common language — the Kyma software is used by Hollywood sound designers and professional game audio developers, as well as by avant-garde and experimental composers and sound artists, improvisors, live acoustic performers, and forward-thinking club DJs to create live, interactive performance environments using sound.

Franz Danksagmüller, professor of organ and improvisation at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck Germany commented on the wide range of backgrounds: "The participants represent the whole universe of music making: producers, composers, performers, scientists, sound designer, academics, beginners and experts. Being able to talk to everybody, asking questions to everybody and making all the contacts is invaluable!"

Changing lives
Conferences are essential points of contact and connection for working professionals, but at times they have an even greater impact on students.  De Montfort PhD candidate Marinos Giannoukakis is organizing an ambitious international line-up of performers for concert of 3-D sound using the PACE-1 DOME system, and several other De Montfort students will get free access to the events in exchange for helping out at the registration desk, running tech for the concerts, and capturing the events on video, putting them in face-to-face contact with professionals working in their chosen field.

Olga Oseth credits the Kyma International Sound Symposium with her decision to pursue graduate studies in live digital performance at the University of Oregon.  "When I attended my first KISS conference, KISS 2012, at St Cloud State University as a student worker, one particular concert literally changed my life. At that point I realized that kind of interactive performance was even more fun than just a plain old piano performance. Also KISS conferences have the warmest, friendliest/family atmosphere compare to other conferences I have been to. Looking forward to KISS 2016!"

Explore the full program here:

Register now to immerse yourself in a creative environment that will inspire you for years to come!

Based on current registration levels, we are anticipating a record turn-out this year. So please be sure to reserve your spot by registering as soon as possible. Thanks! 

MTI at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

This year's New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival will include a concert of acousmatic music from MTI!

Curated by MTI professor John Young, the concert, titled 'Spectral Journeys...', will include music by Simon Emmerson, John Young, Virginie Viel, Louise Rossiter, and James Andean.

June 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Experimental Theater – Abrons Arts Center, New York City (New York, USA)

Bret Battey's 'Luna Series' in Tallinn

Bret Battey's 'Luna Series' will be in concert this week at the Estonian Music & Theatre Academy in Tallinn, paired with Domenico de Cesare's 'Sinfonia Tubolare':

Research Seminar - Wednesday 8th June – 2.00-3.30pm – MTI Research Lab (Clephan)

Cross adaptive processing as musical intervention -
Exploring radically new modes of musical interaction in live performance
Øyvind Brandtsegg, Trond Engum (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)

The project explores cross-adaptive processing as a drastic intervention in the modes of communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing techniques are used to enable features of one sound to inform the processing of another. This allows the actions of one performer to directly influence another performer’s sound, and doing so only by means of the acoustic signal produced by normal musical expression on the instrument. To enable the cross adaptive processing methods, a number of software tools for this kind of musical performance will be developed. Sessions documentation, reflections, software and other material will be available as posts to the project blog.

The project is run by the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Music Technology, Trondheim. We are proud to collaborate with our strong partners at De Montfort University, Maynooth University, Queen Mary University of London and University of California San Diego. Our project is strongly based in practical experimentation with said techniques, and for this we rely on collaboration with a range of finely selected performers. Project leader is professor Øyvind Brandtsegg. [SE - 24.05]

Leigh Landy at the 10th Audiovisual Arts Festival

MTIRC leader Leigh Landy is performing in concert tonight, May 18th 2016, at the 10th Audiovisual Arts Festival in Corfu, Greece:

DUSHUME to perform at Usurp Art, London

REProduce Listening Room at Usurp Art

New Electronic Music from India, Pakistan & UK
Wednesday 25 May 7-10pm

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios
140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB

Tickets £5 in advance or on the door

On Wednesday, May 25th, Delhi based music collective REProduce Artists will debut the first UK edition of Listening Room featuring DUSHUME (UK), Jamblu Jamblu (Pozhikkara), Rudoh (Karachi) + Special Secret Guests (Bangalore / Delhi)

More Info and Tickets:

MTI post-grad concert: Jones & Rodgers, Waite, van Gorkom

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

MTI Post-Graduate Concert: Jones & Rodgers, Waite, van Gorkom
Wednesday May 11th 2016, 7pm, PACE

MTI's final post-grad concert of the year!
With works and performances by:
Steve Jones & Sally Rodgers
Marij van Gorkom
Si Waite

***Note: There will be an MTI end-of-year outing after the concert; stay tuned for more info...***

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

MTI Student Artworks

Music, Technology & Innovation @ De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) presents:


There are several events over the next few weeks from second, third and postgraduate students to share their work from the year. Please do come along to support them. There are some really great things going on!

Friday 6 May
The Back of Beyond, Steve Green, a 32 channel installation.
** PACE Studio 2, 1-4pm **

Monday 9 May
The Water Garden, Sam Jones, an installation in Trinity gardens: Sam superimposes an artificial sonic ecosystem over the real one
** The Herb Garden, Trinity House, 1.00-4.00pm **

Terry’s Arcade, Paul Keene, an interactive 30-channel installation where audience members control Terry Riley’s In C
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00-4.00pm **

In Unison, James Eade, a calming installation for the mid-assessment period, responding to tweets offering encouragement to exam students.
** Hugh Aston foyer, 11.00am-4.00pm **

Black/Blank/Loaded, Altea Alessandrini, Dimitri Ellinas, Giorgos Mizithras, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas,
an installation exploring projected light
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Tuesday 10 May
Presentation of Performing with Technology Projects (more details to follow)

Wednesday 11 May
Postgraduate Symposium, A series of presentations by current postgraduates about their work
** MTIRC (CL0.17), 1.00-c.4.00pm **

Postgraduate Concert, Works by postgraduate composers
** PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm **

Thursday 12 May
Concert: Sound in Space Performances,
Sunk, Altea Alessandrini
The Guest Speaker Feedback Choir, Matt Rogerson
Feedback for Eight Channels, Gary Cox
** PACE 1, 2.00-4.00pm **

Friday 13 May
Sound, Space & Movement, Bethany Edwards, a dance and diffusion performance
** PACE Studio 1, 1.00pm**

Healing Sounds of the Seven Chakras, Calum Vaughan, a light and sound installation exploring the seven chakras of Buddhism
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Monday 16 May
Playground Triptych, Ryan Tsang, a triple installation to explore playfully.
** PACE Studio 2, 1.00-4.00pm **

Tuesday 17 May
Concert of Final Performance Projects
PACE Studio 1 12.00-13:30: 
Jonny Royall
Jake Acton
Joe Willis  

15:00 Ryan Tsang (sound/perf walk - on campus)

Campus Centre, the Venue - DSU:
16:00: Humzah Loane - live Hip-Hop with the use of only vocals and instruments.
The Venue (Centre Campus Building)

Thursday 19 May
Presentation of Performing with Technology Projects
14:00, PACE Studio 1

MTI presents: Sound Nursery

MTI presents: Sound Nursery
Wednesday May 4th 2016, 4pm
PACE building

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

Sound Nursery - MTI undergraduate concert

***Note the early start time: 4pm!***

MTI is very proud to present some of the excellent work of our current undergraduates, including acousmatic works, audiovisuals, and installations.

Works by Georgios Mizithras, Altea Alessandrini, Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas, Dimitrios Aatos Ellinas, and more...

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 4pm

Free entry

MTI Wins Funding for Cultural Projects with Onassis Cultural Centre, IRCAM, ZKM + others

Compose With Sounds (
The MTI has just been informed that the large proposal, hosted by the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and including 8 partners including IRCAM and ZKM for €3.8 million has not only been one of the fifteen successful projects, but also gained the highest mark this year within the Creative Europe scheme. This 3-1/2 year initiative includes dozens of cultural actions of which ten will be led by the MTI. Its focus is to make innovative forms of new music, in our case those involving technology, accessible to new audiences.

The MTI’s initiatives cover areas ranging from electroacoustic music in general to DIY approaches, sound art, telematic as well as live and mediated performance. Community and pedagogical initiatives will include further developments of EARS 2 and Compose with Sounds and DIY workshops. Research hubs will be created regarding international initiatives in community music (including an international conference) and reception of new music by new audiences throughout Europe. The MTI is to receive 14% of the project funding.

MTI Presents: rarescale

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:


Carla Rees, flute and Michael Oliva, electronics
curated by Katharine Norman and rarescale

A real treat: a performance by rarescale/Carla Rees - one of the most exciting contemporary performers out there - in a programme of works for flute, electronics, tape, and video, curated with the great Katharine Norman - including a world premiere from Norman herself!

Sungji Hong: SHINE (2015)
Katharine Norman: A walk I do (2016) *World premiere*
Georgia Rodgers: Three tuba studies (2014)
Simon Emmerson: Spirit of ‘76 (1976)
Michael Oliva: Apparition and Release (2005)

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Landy, Emmerson & Andean to present at Alternative Histories of Electronic Music conference at the Science Music, London

Between 14-16 April, the conference “Alternative Histories of Electronic Music” will be held at the Science Museum in London. The conference, supported by a research grant related to the pioneering work in this field by Hugh Davies and which is led by the University of Leeds in association with the Science Museum has invited two DMU Music, Technology and Innovation Professors, Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy to provide keynote talks. MTI member James Andean will also be offering a paper meaning that DMU has possibly the largest delegation at this prestigious event. 

The Cambridge University Press journal Organised Sound will devote an issue to a selection of papers delivered at the event.

For further information, see:

'Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis' Released

‘Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis’

Edited by Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy

A new publication, edited by two MTI professors, has just been released via Cambridge University Press. Authors include Raúl Minsburg, John Young, Micheal Young, Ambrose Seddon, Katharine Norman and many more!


Innovations in music technology bring with them a new set of challenges for describing and understanding the electroacoustic repertoire. This edited collection presents a state-of-the art overview of analysis methods for electroacoustic music in this rapidly developing field. The first part of the book explains the needs of differing electroacoustic genres and puts forward a template for the analysis of electroacoustic music. Part two discusses the latest ideas in the field and the challenges associated with new technologies. Part three explores how analyses have harnessed the new forces of multimedia and includes an introduction to the new software program EAnalysis, which was created by the editors as the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant. The final part of the book demonstrates these new methods in action, with analyses of key electroacoustic works from a wide range of genres and sources.

For more information about this book, and to purchase your own copy please visit:

MTI presents: Spaces and Singularities - curated by Kevin Dahan

MTI presents: Spaces and Singularities - curated by Kevin Dahan

Wednesday, April 13, 7 PM
PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Free entry

Welcome to an evening of electroacoustic music, curated by MTI's Kevin Dahan. 
Including the world premiere of new work from Dahan, as well as works by two of the grand masters of electroacoustic music: Horacio Vaggione's 'Mécanique des fluides' (2014) and John Chowning's 'Stria' (1977).

MTI presents: Cage, Feldman, Wolff

MTI presents: Cage, Feldman, Wolff

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

Cage, Feldman, Wolff: Audrey Riley, cello & James Woodrow, electric guitar

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 6pm
Trinity House Chapel, DMU, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

Come hear some extraordinary works from the New York School, all too rarely heard in Leicester:

John Cage: Sonata for Two Voices (1933)
Morton Feldman: Two Instruments (1962)
Christian Wolff: Two Players (1996)
John Cage: One 8 for cello solo (1991)

Start time 6pm. Free entry. 

Jack Richardson to present at European Association of Music in School Conference in Lithuania

Doctoral research student and lecturer Jack Richardson will be presenting at the European Association of Music in School Conference (EAS) 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania next week.

The conference – organised by the The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre – will explore creativity and innovation in music education, with a special focus on technology-assisted learning.

Jack will present on the inclusion of electroacoustic music under a broader music curriculum, arguing for increases in engagement and accessibility.

More information on the conference can be found by visiting the EAS 2016 website. Updates will also be tweeted via @mtidmu and @jackademic.

MTI Events (2/3/16): From the Ridiculous to the Sublime - Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2015-16 concert series presents:

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime':
Music by Landy, Emmerson, Andean
Wednesday 2nd March 2016

'From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
' will present works by two of MTI's most esteemed members, and by the most recent addition to the MTI team, including primarily premiere and UK premiere performances.
  • Leigh Landy: Quadlibet (premiere)
  • James Andean: Déchirure (UK premiere)
  • Simon Emmerson: Memory Machine (concert premiere)
  • James Andean: Hyvät matkustajat
  • Simon Emmerson: Aeolian (UK premiere)
Danni Spooner, Joey Mottershead, Kat Pattison, Leigh Landy, Simon Emmerson, James Andean

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm

Free entry!

DMUsic! Live @ The Music Cafe, Leicester – 3 March, 6pm

As part of DMU's Enhancement Week, MTI Students present a self-curated concert at a prestigious Leicester Music Venue!

March 3rd 2016, 6pm - 11pm

Come and join the Music Technology and Innovation/Performance team for a night full of free entertainment! MTI students told us that they wanted more opportunities to showcase their work, and we listened!

On the 3rd of March, students will be taking over The Music Cafe in Leicester, complete with DJs, bands, singers, and much more.

Expect the unexpected.

Upcoming Events: Visual Bits, Audible Bytes (VBAB) 2016, 17/2

Wednesday 17th February 2016, 6:30PM

The seventh annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brings stunning, genre-breaking works of audiovisual art to Phoenix.

Stimulate the eye and the ear with contemporary fusions of new and old technologies: from computer-animated tessellation patterns driven by music, hacked analogue video circuits pulsing to stuttering electronica beats, hand-painted films complementing intimate digital soundscapes, and abstract particle-systems forming ambient vision-sound worlds.

The screening presents new digital aesthetics from around the globe, including China, Canada, Holland, Israel and the USA, including works by:
  • Asher Arnon
  • Mark Pilkington
  • Eli Stine
  • Emptyset + Clayton Welham and Sam Williams
  • Raven Kwok + Karmafields
  • Johan Rijpma
  • Oerd
  • Inés Wickmann + Francis Dhomont
  • Jean Piché
  • Louise Harris
Presented by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University.
Image Credit: Raven Kwok, from ‘Skyline’

This is a free event but booking is required.

Useful links!

Finland Past and Future: Jukka Hautamäki, Electromagnetic Workshop Students, & Electroacoustic Music from Finland

Photo credit:
A mix of strange bedfellows, representing some complementary and contradictory trends in Finnish electroacoustic music. Including a performance by Jukka Hautamäki, Finland's leading proponent of hands-on, circuit-based live electronics; MTI students of the Electromagnetic Scanner Workshop, led by Hautamäki; and some recent highlights of the Finnish acousmatic scene, presented by James Andean.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016
PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm
Free entry

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971 in Oulu), lives and works in London, UK. Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and video. Hautamäki's sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. He has performed widely in Europe and North America, and he has held interactive sound art and electronics workshops in Finland (HelSE, MUU, Aalto University, Mansedanse), Germany, Poland and Estonia. 

More information:

Student performers:
Altea Alessandrini
Robert Chafer
Ellinas Dimitrios-Aatos
Giorgos Mizithras
Georgios Stavridis-Kotsikonas
Sam Topley
Ryan Tsang
Mungo Zhangruibo

See you there!

James Kelly: Vinyl Record Cutting as Compositional Tool – Exhibition in Northampton

Vinyl Record Cutting asa Compositional Tool
An exhibition by James Kelly

Avenue Gallery, Northampton
19-29 January
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Tel: 01604 893050 Email:

Lecturer in Popular Music

James Kelly, presents his practice-led research which identifies a methodology for music composition that employs vinyl disc cutting as a compositional tool. As a turntablist for the last 15 years, James’ music explores the remixing of vinyl using DJ scratch techniques for the creation of new music. The project presented at the Avenue Gallery takes his compositional approach in new directions by utilising a disc cutting lathe - a machine which is traditionally used in the manufacture of records. 

The mechanism and limitations of the lathe itself is used as an artistic tool to shape the music. The exhibition presents an archive of vinyl records cut during the research process to exemplify a number of experimental disc cutting techniques. James will be introducing his research and performing a live remix of his records in the gallery space during the private view.

Turntable Music Symposium: 28 January

The Turntable Music Symposium and performances will take place in the gallery on the 28th of January with guest speakers Karin Weissenbrunner (City University) and Lisa Busby (Goldsmiths).

10am Karin Weissenbrunner, Performances of Experimental Turntablism
11am James Kelly, Vinyl Disc Cutting as a Compositional Tool
1pm Lisa Busby, De-skill and Scavenge: New Recipes For Songs workshop
7pm Concert with performances from James Kelly and Lisa Busby

A Visit from the Demolition Project - 26-27/1: Soundwalk & Workshop!

UPDATE: Room number incorrect. CL0.19, not CL00.19

Following a highly engaging talk at last year's Art & Sound Symposium, participants 'The Demolition Project' are visiting Leicester to undertake an exploratory soundwalk tonight (26/01/16), followed by a workshop (27/01/16) whereby participants demolish local areas of the city by cutting from a map – providing a strong rationale as they go. All are welcome!


The Demolition Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Alisa Oleva and Debbie Kent that makes work reimagining cities through walking, map-making and participation. Becoming increasingly interested in using sound, The Demolition Project will take participants around Leicester on a soundwalk, later providing the opportunity to demolish it artistically.

They will also deliver a talk about their work on Wednesday 27/1 in CL0.19.


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own recording devices to capture sounds throughout the soundwalk!

Tuesday 26 Jan 2016
Commencing from Campus Centre, De Montfort University
6PM - Pub

Talk & Workshop
Wednesday 27 Jan 2016
0.19 Clephan Building,
De Montfort University
12 - 2:30PM

EVENT SERIES: META-4 – Sound Chimeras, 20/1

Welcome to the first Music, Technology and Innovation concert of 2016!

Live electronics, improvisation, feedback, audiovisuals, and more. With works and performances by some of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)'s many talented MTI undergraduates, including:

1 - Harry Smith: 'Salvaged Space'

2 - Tim Baker - Microphone Feedback Extension

3 - Silo - Free Improvisation
Depository of musical events yet to be realized

George Stavridis - Percussion, Electronics 
Brendan Smith - Electric Guitar
George Mizithras - No-input mixer, Laptop
Julie Reboul - Piano 

4 - Calum Vaughan: Modulations and Mechanisms

Wednesday 20 January 2016
PACE Building, Richmond Street, Leicester.
Doors 7PM

Free entry!